US 1786392 A
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HOLDER FOR CONFECTIONERY FiledDec. 101, '1928 2 She'ets-Sheet 2 l WIW Patented Dec. 23, 1930 A* j l i y i Y QUNirDs-TATES frx'riazlvr OFFICE EDWARD if. KEMP, or soMEnvILLE, MASSACHUSETTS V HOLDER non ooNrEcTroNEnY Application filed December 10, 19287.LY Serial No. 324,970.
My invention vrelates to holders of thatl away and in section, of the holder shown in i class commonly called silent salesmen, Figure l.
which are employed by merchants as a stor- Figure Lis a perspective view of one oftheVV age receptacle for a supply of articles of merarticles of confectionery of that class for chandise and from whichthe latter are diswhich my* improved holder is designed. 55
pensed to customers. My improved holder for articles of con-,` The object of my invention is, primarily, fectionery may, as herein shown, be made to provide an improved devicer of the characfrom sheet metal and comprises a base l supter indicated especially adapted to hold conporting a superstructure 2; The base lis an fectionery of a particular class, v iz., confecoriginally separate element constructed with eo tionery that is dispensed or sold in awrvapper a top wall 3 provided at its middle' with a of flexible sheet material that is twisted at rectangular upstanding boss 4,while the main opposite ends of the article of confectionery part of the superstructure is an approxi-4 to secure it in position thereon. Y mately rectangular :box element 5 into whose To this endI have provided an improved lower end the boss/lis fitted telescopically andV 65 dispensing holder for articles ofV confection- Secured therein by soldering or otherwise. ery of the class just referred to, comprising a Angle members 6, 6 at opposite ends of the base upon which the articles are stacked in a box 5 are secured, by soldering or otherwise, vertical file or row, said-base being made with to said base and box and serve to -hold the a superstructure having at both the front and latter rigidly upright. Y
rear thereof vertical runways that are occu-v The box 2 comprises two opposite end walls pied by thetwisted neck or base portions'of 7, a front wall 8 and .a back wall 9, Fig. 2, the the twisted ends of the wrappers, leaving the front wall 8 being made with a plurality of larger, fluy end portions upon the outside parallel vertical slotsorrunways l0 eachof of said superstructure and exposed to view, whichI is. disposed directlyyopp'osite, or in 75 while the body portions of the articles confrontof, a complementary vertical slot or stituting the vertical le or row are confined runway ll formed inv .the baCk Wall 9. Y within the superstructure between the two t theirlower 'ends the slots l0 and 11 are runways that are occupied by the twisted enlarged laterally as at 12 to providev exitsV ends. The lower end of the front vertical through which the articles of confectionery 80 runway terminates a short distance above the are removed from the interior ofthe box 5. base so as to provide a front exit for the While I havev shown both groups of runways lowermost article of the fle or row, while l0 and 11` as provided with exit enlargements Y provision is made at the upper end of the l2 at their lower ends it .will be clear that runway for replenishment of the supply of only one exit for each pair of runways is es- 85 articles within the holder. In the best form sential. y of my invention the runways engage the op- At their upper ends the slots l() and l1 posite sides of the neck portions of the twisted of both groups are likewise enlarged lateralends to guide the articles in their descent and ly as at 13 to provide passagewaysfthrough 49 to hold them in vertical alinement. Other which the articles of confectionery can be 99.
features of my Vinvention are hereinafter passed into the box 5 when loading thelat pointed out. ter, thelower portion of each entrance en-` In the accompanying drawings: largement V13, however, being bordered by Figure l is a front elevation, partlybroken cam edges 2l which converge downwardly to away and in section, of a dispensing holder the upper endl of its relatively narrow ver- 95. for confectionery constructed in accordance tical runway.
with my invention. 4 As shownv inY Figs. 1 and 3 the bottom` Figure 2 is a section online 2*2 of Figedges of the exit enlargements 12V are par; ure l. allel and flush with the top of the boss Figure 3 is a side elevation, partly broken t and the latter 'serves as a seat upon which rest the stacks or vertical files of articles of confectionery 14, the lowermost article of each stack or file being opposite the exit enlargements 12 so that it can be slid out of box 5 either at the frontor back thereof.
Each article 1li consists of a body of confectionery 15, Fig. 4, inclosed within a wrapper 1G of thin flexible sheet material, usually celophane, having its opposite ends formed into twist-s 1? and 18 whose outer end portions 19 are loose and fluffy and are connected with the intermediate body of the wrapper by tightly twisted neck portions 20. These neck portions 20 occupythe vertical runways 10 and 11 and the latter are preferably made of such width that the pair of opposed parallel edges of the wall which border each runway serve by engagement with the necks 20 of the articles to maintain the units of each file or stack in vertical alinement and to guide them in their descent. Articles of confectionery such as shown in Fig. 4 are done up in wrappers whose intermediate body portion is colorless and transparent so as to expose to view the body of confectionery 15, while the twisted ends are opaque and of a bright attractive color, some of the packages having twisted ends of one color and others having twisted ends of other colors. It will be clear, therefore, that when my improved holder is loaded with articles or packages having twisted ends of diierent colors, these twisted ends are disposed upon the outside of the superstructure in vertical 'F rows presenting a variegated bank of colored flower-like twisted ends which gives to the structure a highly attractive appearance. Furthermore, the twisted ends of the lowermost articles of each file or stack are con- Veniently accessible so that' said article can be readily removed when desired, from either the back or the front of the holder.
In loading the holder the articles are passed through the entrance enlargements 13 into the box 5 from either the back or front thereof and then when lowered toward their runways 1() and 11 the cam edges 21 direct the twisted neck portions 2O of the articles into the runways or slots 10 and 11.
As a closure for the upper end of boxc I may provide the latter Vwith a cover 22 made with a skirt 23 within which the upper end of the box is telescopically and removably fitted. The skirt 23 also serves as a closure for the entrance enlargements 13.
When the front and rear walls 8 and 9 of box 5 are made from thin sheet metal that is weakened by extensive cutting away thereof to form the runways with their end enlargements, wall reinforcing and supporting struts 23 may be provided within the box 5, said struts being herein shown as vertical sheet metal partitions disposed between the vertical files or stacks of articles and having their front and rear edges soldered or otherwise fastened to the front and rear walls, respectively, of box 5.
What I claim is:
1. A holder for packages of confectionery having twisted end extensions, said holder comprising a base provided with a box-like superstructure having front and back walls of stiff sheet material formed with several pairs of oppositely disposed narrow slots adapted to be occupied by the twisted end extensions of vertical files of packages stacked upon said base between said walls and whose opposite side edges are adapted to engage said twisted end extensions so as to hold said packages in vertical alinement, the slots of each of said pairs being enlarged at their lower ends to provide exits for the lowermost package of its file at opposite sides of said superstructure.
2. A holder for packages of confectionery having twisted end extensions, said holder being constructed in accordance with claim 1 and having both slots of each pair enlarged at their upper ends to provide entrances for the packages at opposite sides of said superi structure.
3. A holder for packages of confectionery having twisted end extensions, said holder being constructed in accordance with claim 1 and having both slots of each pair also enlarged at their upper ends to provide entrances for the packages at opposite sides of said superstructure with each entrance enlargement bordered in part by cam edges converging toward the upper end of its slot.
Signed by me at Boston, county of Suffolk, and State of Massachusetts this fifth day of December, 1928.
EDWARD F. KEMP.